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Whether you’re hoping to get some extra protection from the sun, would rather not expose your arms or just prefer a more modest sleeve length, these breezy frocks have got you covered. Literally. And just because they’ve got more fabric up top doesn’t mean you’ll end the day in a gross, sweaty puddle. Here, 32 hot-weather-approved long-sleeve options to get you through the next few months in style. 

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eliza j dress with long sleeves

Two-Tone Shirtdress

Color blocking at the waist creates the illusion of an itty-bitty middle.

Eliza J ($148)

rachel roy dress with long sleeves
Rachel Roy

Moody Floral

Yes, you absolutely can wear both sleeves and black this summer.

RACHEL Rachel Roy ($159)

rhode resort pink mini dress with sleeves

Voluminous Mini

The matching rope belt shows off your curves, despite all that fabric.

Rhode ($395)

kos resort dress with long sleeves

Balloon Sleeve

Wear it with flip flops for a casual stroll through the farmers market, or with heels and a few bracelets for dinner out on the town.

Kos Resort ($140)

new look dress with sleeves

Purple Snake

The unexpected color keeps this animal print feeling light. The chiffon layers help, too.

New Look ($32)

doen dress with long sleeves

Gauzy Cotton

A tasseled tie at the neckline lets you choose just how much cleavage to show (or hide).

Dôen ($205)

farm rio dress with long sleeves
Farm Rio

Puffy Sleeves

The ‘80s called—they’d like to compliment you on this completely adorable update to the decade’s signature sleeve.

Farm Rio ($330)

marimekko dress with long sleeves

Mod Shift

Both office and wedding appropriate? Score!

Marimekko ($295)

shoshanna dress with long sleeves

Ruched Sleeves

Pull the ties at your wrists to scrunch up your sleeves without fear of them falling right back down a few seconds later.

Shoshanna ($398)

temptation positano dress with long sleeves

Button Front

Yes it’s a maxi with long sleeves. But it’s made from 100 percent linen, aka the AC of fabrics.

Temptation Positano ($585)

asos dress with sleeves

Khaki Eyelet

There’s a reason cotton eyelet is such a popular choice for summer: all those tiny holes are excellent for facilitating airflow.

ASOS ($60)

chelsea28 dress with long sleeves

Vertical Stripes

Feeling a little risqué? Pull the sleeves down for a sexy off-the-shoulder silhouette instead.

Chelsea28 ($149)

lilly puiltzer dress with long sleeves
Lilly Pulitzer

Easy Shirtdress

Wear this cutie from brunch to the beach then back out again for that barbeque you totally forgot about.

Lilly Pulitzer ($148)


Abstract Patterns

Swap the matching belt for one in a contrasting color to really make this frock pop.

Eloquii ($120)

1901 dress with long sleeves

Mismatched Prints

Triple the florals means triple the fun.

1901 ($78)

stine goya dress with long sleeves

Crazy Daisies

A fun tri-colored print that somehow feels both modern and vintage.

Stine Goya ($276)

yumi kim dress with sleeves
Yumi Kim

Dark Vines

The lightweight and breathable fabric will keep you cool even as you tear it up on the dance floor at your cousin’s wedding reception.

Yumi Kim ($218)

apiece apart dress with long sleeves

Horizontal Stripes

The aptly named ‘Grenada’ maxi was basically made for sunny warm-weather vacations. (Seriously, just imagine it with a straw hat and colorful beach tote.)

Apiece Apart ($395)

misa dress with long sleeves

Frilly Mini

Wallflowers need not apply.

MISA ($348)

draper james dress with long sleeves
Draper James

Chambray Shift

The extra flare at the elbow really made us fall in love with this easy chambray frock.

Draper James ($115)

tory burch dress with long sleeves

Flowy Shirtdress

Wear it with lace-up sandals for the summer. Then, come fall, wear this with a pair of brown equestrian boots and a cool moto jacket.

Tory Burch ($498)

mara hoffman dress with sleeves
Mara Hoffman

Wrap Midi

Prepare yourself for the never-ending stream of people asking “OMG, where’d you get that?!”

Mara Hoffman ($595)

liquorish floral dress with sleeves

Bold Blooms

Get a little bit of that Hawaiian vibe, even if you’re sitting 3,656 miles away.

Liquorish ($87)

ganni dress with sleeves

Small-Scale Checks

Plaid for summer? Don’t mind if we do.

Ganni ($190)

current air dress with sleeves

Ruched Waist

Fun fact: This dreamy aqua shade looks good on just about every single skin tone.

Current Air ($150)

rachel parcell dress with long sleeves

Flutter Sleeves

This girly mini comes in summer’s two hottest hues: bright white and fiery red.

Rachel Parcell ($149)

lulus dress with long sleeves

Marigold Wrap

If the cheery yellow color doesn’t sell you on this stunner than perhaps its 4.5-star rating will.

Lulus ($56)

free people dress with long sleeves

Pleated Mini

Wear it as a tunic over a pair of skinny jeans once the weather starts to cool off.

Free People ($128)

chicos dress with long sleeves

Subtle Stripes

With not one, not two, but three ruffles on the sleeves.

Chicos ($49)

cupcakes and cashmere dress with long sleeves

Lace Inserts

Embrace the prairie dress trend without all the extra fabric that typically comes with it.

Cupcakes and Cashmere ($118)

staud dress with sleeves

‘60s Inspired

With the extra-short hem and bold, bright print you could easily pretend this is vintage. (We promise we won’t tell.)

Staud ($235)

likely dress with long sleeves

Body Hugging

A perfect combination of sweet and sexy.

Likely ($198) 

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